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SFGTV2
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
. there are actually three different bills on personal care products in congress right now, there's the good bill, which does these things, there's the newt ra bill which keeps the status quo and then what's kind of a bad bill, and they all sound like they're good because they all sound like, you know, safety of chemicals in cosmetic, they all have those words but they don't really all do that so i think it's also important as you're thinking about these things to go to a reputable organization that you trust is going to give you real information and support the kinds of laws that they're supporting rather than one that's maybe a bill posed by the industry that, guess what, wants to be self-regulating. okay, so now we are moving to the driveway, and this is really interesting because we think about low emissions cars as being really important for maybe climate change but they also might be important for breast cancer because when fuel is burning and you guys are familiar with chemicals that, you know, come bust, lower emissions vehicle, one that's more efficient may reduce these pah's in our air
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
are scribing when it comes it the fiscal disaster that congress is trying to avoid. a congressman joins me with his alternative view on it all next. then, what's truly happening behind closed doors in negotiations between leaders right now. two former wheelers and dealers from capitol hill will give me their take as well. you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, even on a snowy saturday afternoon. ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] smoke? nah, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win. nicoderm cq, the patch with time release smart control technology that acts fast and helps control cravings all day long. ♪ quit one day at a time with nicoderm cq. >>> we are right at the deadline. as a matter of fact, it looks like we will be here on new year's eve and possibly new year's day. they've already alerted us, members of the house, at the possibility of doing that. >> that was democratic congressman elija cummings with the government reform committee on our air just a couple of hours ago. he's made it clear at that time fiscal cliff deadline may
FOX Business
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am EST
have 920 billion to cut in spending. we face this fight with a new congress, right? >> yeah. this would be another can-kicking exercise. it would also likely or possibly include any type of spending reform or tax reform to be continued through next year. adam: there's the president. rich, thank you. >> for the past couple of months i've been working with leaders of both parties to try and forge an agreement that would grow our economy and shrink the deficit. a balanced plan that would cut spending in a responsible way but also ask the wealthiest americans to pay a little more. and above all, protect our middle class and everybody who is striving to get into the middle class. i still want to get this done. it is the right thing to do for our families, four or businesses and for our entire economy but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. we're now at the point where in just four days every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american's paycheck will get consider bring smaller. and that would be the wrong thing to do for our economy. it would be bad for m
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am PST
as one of the most obstructive congresses ever, including what we're going through right now, which is more than ludicrous, is just ridiculous. >> one has to look very far into history to find a congress that is at least as unproductive, as sort of paralyzed as this congress. i would say, basically, back to the 1940s. harry truman had a congress that he accused as being a do-nothing congress. well, the 112th congress just ending is probably worse. >> and that's searching through history with a keen eye. let's not forget last year's debt ceiling debacle, which president obama has vowed never to repeat. >> if congress in any way suggests that they're going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default once again as part of a budget negotiation, which, by the way, we have never done in our history, until we did it last year, i will not play that game. >> won't play that game. never done in history. will the president stick to that and not allow another debacle, a debacle, if we want to be british or american, of the debt ceiling vote to be tied to budget
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
think. >>> coming up, this congress is on track to be the worst congress ever. that's right. "the huffington post" amanda turco and robert reich will join me. my wife takes centrum silver. i've been on the fence about it. then i read an article about a study that looked at the long term health benefits of taking multivitamins. they used centrum silver for the study... so i guess my wife was right. [ male announcer ] centrum. always your most complete. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >>> coming up, more on tonight's breaking news of the fiscal cliff with former labor secretary, robert reich, and amanda turco of "the huffington post." >>> then, chicago reaches the tragic milestone of 500 homicides in 2012. reverend jesse jackson will join me to discuss curbing gun violence in our cities. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up f
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 2:05pm EST
and spent pretty much my entire adult life at the british library, and right next door here at the boulder library where the board of governors -- i love libraries. it is a real honor to be at the library of congress. everybody on this panel is an author and everybody else is a lawyer. i am not a lawyer so i am a little out of my depth speaking about copyright. and the nuts and bolts of that. i should say i have been witness to that recently party to the various court cases that have come up about copyright and the protections that our founding fathers as you noted tried to secure for authors. i am increasingly feeling that these legal cases and the way they have been covered in the press have obscured some of the fundamental issues facing authors. i have also felt some of these concerns are either willfully ignored by judges and culture that is intoxicated, almost orwellian to me, the culture of free and what the culture of free means to authors making a living writing books. the situation facing riders, i am not speaking of best sellers here, is grim and getting grammar for reasons famil
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
discouraging doesn't really cover it. it's really a terrible terrible reflection on congress right now what we're seeing. >> let's say we get the small deal to prevent taxes from going up. i think a lot of people would have some relief at that. i can't even believe this is going to come out of my mouth. i probably know what you're going to say. do you have any confidence, is what i was going to say, that maybe in the first two, three weeks of the year next year, first couple of months even of the year that they'll get back to -- once we get past this cliff issue, that we'll get back to having those big conversations about taking on deficits and debts? >> okay. so maybe i'll surprise you. i am holding out confidence. here's. why it looks like they're not going to get rid of the sequester. on one hand that's really bad policy. because the sequester is a big part of what could put the economy back in recession. but on the other hand, fit keeps the pressure on, they may keep it in place because they actually want to keep pressure on. as much as we watch what's going on in washington as discouragin
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
't afford a self inflicted wound to our economy. >> fortunate lie congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now. i had a good and constructive discussion with senate and house leadership about preventing the tax hike on the middle class and we should be able to reach an agreement to pass both house necessary time. >> senate leaders can't strike a deal. it would be a plan c. keeping tax cuts for those making $250,000 or less . extending unemployment benefits and delay dramatic spending cuts until later next year. >> they realize it is it a critical time. >> we are engaged in discussion majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes we can come forward sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and the majority leader can make and we'll be working hard to try to get there in the next 24 hours. >> sources say house spheeker bone bone deferred to the senate and house would consider or amend the plan and not expected to be included is the debt limit . leading republican senator said permanence is key and given the certain ty. task and alterna
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
. but there is a way in which congress, and particularly congressional republicans may actually be helping president obama out right now. everybody's always known two things about the cliff. you're almost certainly going to get more taxes in a deal after you go over than in a deal before you go over it. that's because after you go over the cliff, taxes already go up for everybody. so anything you do, any reasonable deal congress reaches, it will be a big tax cut. but the other thing about the fiscal cliff is you don't want to be blamed for going over it. it is going to be bad for the economy. it's bad for the country. what speaker boehner's done is create a situation in which we're going to go over the fiscal cliff. but the people who want higher taxes, the democrats, they're not going to be blamed for it. after all, it was john boehner who walked away from negotiations to try plan "b" last week. then it was john boehner who planned to pass plan "b" that very same week. then it was mr. boehner who said it was up to the senate, someone else's problem. just from a pr perspective, what john boehner has
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:30am EST
have the same percentage of delegates in congress that right the laws. it you didn't do that you exclude the 18% that had a role to play in governing which you think is the idea. in european countries we have proportional representation. if you get more than usually a cut off of 5% to get whatever the percentage of your vote is that is how many seats you get. you all understand i assume we don't do that in united states. if you get 51% of the vote you get it all and 49% wage. we have had proportional representation in the united states in the past. when you read about primary, and they a gets 20 delegates for the convention and candidate b, that is proportional, they get an equal number of delegates, we actually recognized in the united states proportional representation, we just don't allow these days in our elections. one reason for that if i can be allowed a moment of american history, finding myself these days teaching american history over and over again and here is an example. you may not know it but in the 1940s, the city council of new york city had elections based on pro
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 8:00am EST
-- overly long answer -- to bring more attention to these problems. right now congress will be debating cuts in the health program and in this time of austerity weekend be dumb and cut things that provide long-term benefits that our investments in us in our society. federally as well as our actions. >> you are speaking in your forward about actions -- we talk in this book about small actions people take that can help homeless young people. can you talk about how that works in the city? >> i have had lots of conversations with people who were in tough times, famous people like tyler perry who was homeless and living in a car, to people i know throughout my community who have dealt with brutal hatred because they came out of the closet at a young age. all these stories is amazing to me that all these people, stories about how young person, one small act of kindness was a differencemaker for the amended gives me chills to think we all have that power. the biggest thing we do in any day could be a small act of kindness for someone else. the vulnerability, the fragility of life, in cities like ou
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 1:00am PST
of an achievement, is it? it's just avoiding the worst so that's the least both sides can do, right? >> i think long term it's more problematic than that. what you see is you have one side of congress that is completely dysfunctional. one side of congress, the house of representatives, is not functional. we're in the midst of a civil war on the republican side. when the speaker of the house puts out his bill and just moments later has to pull his bill back because his caucasus in full revolt, that says something. we're in the midst of a civil war that's going on and i think the american public will be much to the collateral damage to what's going on on the republican side. i think we're looking on this problem down the road until the republican speaker gets his act together, if he remains speaker, if he has an up-or-down vote without the majority of the majority. >> even if they manage to avoid the worst, the way this process has played out before us probably won't fill americans for a whole lot of hope for the next two years, will it? >> no, though in a sense you could argue if they did actually pa
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
, and they trust us, we'll get to the spending cuts later on, let's not worry about that right now. the last thing we want to see is a weak-need congress and a weak-willed president patting themselves on the back because they have some watered down deal. i think they need to feel some pain, i think they need to see he the implications in the markets, in the economy, so, yes, i think no deal right now is better than a bad deal. >> okay, gary b, jim mentioned the market, let me play wall street on tv. basically i'm sick of this. i'm going to keep heading south because the uncertainty, the anxiety is killing me. if we had any kind of deal, at least we might see stocks move up a bit. that would be good for our 401(k)'s, wouldn't it? >> that's exactly my perspective, brenda. this was a really rough week on the market and it's all related to, not the-- not the fiscal cliff, it's the psychology of the fiscal cliff, and the sad truth is whether they do a deal now or they thoughtfully do a deal six months from now, really, nothing will be accomplished. the fact is, public debt is consuming our economy. it'
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
is more problematic because what you see right now is you have one side of congress that is completely dysfunctional. one side of your congress, the house of representatives, is not functional. and i think what we're seeing is we're in the midst of a civil war on the republican side. i mean, when the speaker of the house puts out his own bill and moments later has to pull his bill back because his caucus is in full revolt, that says something. i think we're in the midst of a civil war going on, and unfortunately, i think the american public is going to be much of the collateral damage to the civil war going on in the republican side. i think we're looking at this problem sort of on down the road until republicans and the speaker get their act together. if he remains speaker, if in fact he has an up or down vote without a majority of the majority. >> speaking of the american public, even if they manage to avoid the worse, the way this process has played out before us probably won't fill americans with a whole lot of hope for the next two years, will it? >> no, although in a sense, you c
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
. congress can prevent it if they act right now. i just had a good and constructive discussion here at the white house with leadership about how to prevent the tax hike on the middle class. i am optimistic we may reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak, but if an agreement is not reached in time between senator reid and senator mcconnell, then i will urge senator reid to bring to the floor a basic package for an up or down vote to protect the middle class from an income tax hike, extends the vital lifeline of unemployment insurance to 2 million americans looking for a job, and lays the groundwork for future cooperation on more economic growth and deficit reduction. i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as those leaders allow it to come to a vote. if members of the house or senate want to vote no, they can, but we shall let everybody vote. that is the way this is supposed to work. if you can get a majority in the house and in the senate, then we should
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm EST
think you're right. the normal person, the people who look at their paycheck, every week, every two weeks, every month, they will know who the problem child is and it is not the senate. it is not congress. it is the lack of true leadership of the president's. gerri: gerri: yes, you said that earlier. rich edson, we have been waiting for this all day long. we had cameras at the white house watching people exit. do you think this comes as a disappointment to most people? the resolution of today and of that meeting? were leaving something good can come from a? >> i think after you hear from leadership and the president, when you got the first reports, the administration officials have basically put on the table what he had been reiterating last week in his speech. what was basically what he had put on throughout the entire campaign. just deal down version. it didn't look all that good. but asou now have this assignment for the senate leaders to get together and hamm something out, on a scale that we have been talking about right now, this is the only shot we have to avoid the fiscal cl
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
and that is right in the waning days of the 111th congress when they still held in control the house of representatives and all of the counter proposals and counter proposals, and house speaker john boehner and the offers we have on the table don't deal with the payroll tax holiday and they go up to people on the amount of money they put in the social security trust fund and that is your payroll tax and those will go up and pretty much regardless if we get a deal or we don't. >> mark murray from d.c., breaking it down for us and the senior editor, thank you, sir. >> as lawmakers in d.c. struggle to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, for a larger deal along the lines laid out by the simpson bowls commission is a part of the past that is a disappointment, the key architect of the fix the debt campaign and maya mcginnis. thanks for being with me on this saturday, maya. >> thank you. >> am i right in suggesting that even if a deal is fixed it would be far too small for your liking. >> you are right. the immediate pressing task is to not hurl the country over the fiscal cliff and i d
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am PST
. >> kelly: i see your point. three salient points right there that actually members of congress need to get to and i also like the point they shouldn't be in the there pontificating, but get to the point. and the ambassador, senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state and as you know, some republicans vowed to block confirming confirmation until clinton testifies. and now that she's pledged to speak to the foreign relations committee, do you expect kerry's nomination or confirmation to go through? >> i think that the senator has a clear to have an early hearing and among those who testify was bob corker, tennessee, the ranking republican on the committee come the first of january, so, as a soon to be secretary kerry would have a lot of reason to get off on a good foot with senator corker. so, i think that's very positive. i think that the secretary's now fully recovered, she can testify in the the days after january the 1st or certainly, very shortly after that, you could schedule senator kerry's confirmation hearing the next day. >> kelly: and ambassador, it seems like when we bac
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
. so that is the least the sides can do, right? >> i think long-term it is more problematic, you have a side of congress that is completely dysfunctional, one side of the congress, the house of representatives, is not functional. and i think we're in the middle of a civil war on the republican side. i mean, when the speaker of the house puts out his bill and just moments later has to pull the bill back because his caucus is in full revolt. that says something, we're in the middle of the civil war, and the american people are going to be the collateral damage on what is on the republican side. until the speaker gets his act together, if he remains speaker, if in fact he has an up or down vote without the majority of the majority. >> and ross, speaking of the public, even if they manage to avoid the worst here. the way this process has played out before us probably won't fill americans with a whole lot of hope for the next two years, will it? >> no, although in a sense, you can argue if they actually did pass something in the next 48 hours which seemed more likely than it did a day ago,
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
legal foundation has filed a suit with the federal government claiming the constitutional rights of several states are being violated. when congress voted to extend the time for states to ratify the equal rights amendment, it refused to allow several states to change their position and rescind the approval they had given earlier. a few weeks ago, the us department of justice, which, above all, should be the defender of constitutional rights, filed a motion with the idaho court where the case is being heard. the motion was to disqualify the judge appointed to hear the case. now hear this: the justice department wants him disqualified because of his religion. he is a member of the mormon church. i leave it to you to imagine what such a precedent could do to our entire system of justice if judges can be either assigned or disqualified on the basis of religion. these next few items may make you laugh, but you will hurt a little, too. a former california superintendent of education, dr max rafferty, has uncovered a few items having to do with extremes in the battle of the sexes. the d
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the system working out, congress doing what it forced itself to do. i think cornell is right about the problem facing republicans right now, right, which is that the incentives for each individual member of the house of representatives, everybody republican member, are in a sense to oppose president obama as strongly as possible because most of them represent safe seats where the biggest danger is a primary challenge from the right. but the incentive for the party as a whole is the legislative landscape is tilted very strongly against republicans right now, taxes are going to go up in some sense no matter what and for the long-term future of the party, it's probably better to retreat and find new ground if fight on. so much you have those sort of duelling imperatives at work. >> thank you both and we'll see what happens on monday. >> more breaking news coming up. a rare case of lawmakers over on the senate side actually getting something done, something that the hard-hit survivors of hurricane sandy are counting on. >> and the people who got the job of going after unethical lawmake
PBS
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
right enough to get something done on the fiscal cliff. we saw the president this harch meet with the bipartisan leadership in congress. remember the republicans because of the intransigence we talked about their caucus sought the speaker es plan for a plan b. that weakened the republican negotiating position . and now the president has maximum leverage because the tax cuts are due to expire by the end of the year. mitch mcconnell said he was hopeful and optimistic that they could get a deal that they could pass. the reason that that could happen if mitch mcconnell lets it happen, john boehner may feel no option but to put that on the floor for pass adge whether or not most republicans are for it. that would be the realization of that -- >> wouldn't that violate the principle that would have govern the policy that nothing wowlingd pass unless the yort of the majority support it. >> it would violate the principle. some democrats think that mitch mcconnell is ready to force john boehner's hand. we know the republicans are going to lose the fight of taxes because tax rates are g
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
and part of your decision to leave congress? >> that rings true for both sides, certainly on the republican side, you will see it right in front of us everyday with the tea party faction and speaker boehner's inability to herd the cats that are in the house on the senate side where they have a similar dynamic as senator snowe has outlined and we do it in the democratic party in the house. i'm a moderate member, and we are have purged most of the moderates from the democratic party. when i hear members of the democratic party talk about on the republican side how they are divided and what as for it is th -- what a fars it is that they can't get their opinion together, that is true, but on the democratic side, we purge the voice, and it is unified, but taken are the the extreme. you will not get a good outcome that is pleasing to the american people if you are not listening to what the american people want which is members working together and who can compromise and get things done. unfortunately, there is no political payoff for that. you will get ousted from office if you work with to the o
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
? .. >> there is not domestic you. thank you so much. right behind you. >> i noticed mr. ornstein's pantheon of views that are still in congress favor mr. lugar will be in a few. it seems once they are on their way out or out the door, they say all the right things. when they are continuing to run, olympia snowe is another great example. what would you suggest we do as a public for others do to encourage politicians in office to the right thing because the right thing to do? >> tom, you can start. i'm curious because he done so much work and then whatever you want to say before. and then i guess, are we closer pass the time? i usually go over. we have many fascinating questions pending, most of which haven't been answered. let me try to run through a couple of them. the conservative wayne is now the party. it's been embraced by the party. its agenda has been embraced by the leadership. the chairman of the budget committee, paul ryan, very able member is the archetype of that agenda, which should make every tea party are very happy. so it's indistinguishable and date in no way to provide cover for all
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
's measure the anger perhaps that was emanating from the president right now with congress waiting until this last-minute deal. how angry is he? >> well, he definitely was using the bully pulpit to pressure congress to get something done this weekend. i'd say he seemed frustrated, but i definitely have seen him more frustrated, and today he wasn't totally out of patience, and today, martin, he said that he believes "we may be able to reach an agreement." that's what he believes that can pass both houses in time. that's in addition to the fact that yesterday, he said he's moderately optimistic. so there's still a window of hope, and it seems that window just opened a bit more yesterday after the meeting among all those leaders. the president is at the white house today working. his negotiators folks are on stand by ready to be in touch with people on capitol hill, but they're waiting for any word of any kind of break through up there, and that's where a lot of the focus is today to see if that deal can be hatched between the senate minority leader and majority leader, martin. >> lisa, wel
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 2:00am PST
to the head of a lot of members of congress. bipartisan, republican and democrats. it is moving in the right direction. we have three, four days to go. i wouldn't be surprised ifing something doesn't happen until the very last day. but i think it will. i sense that. >> sean: let me governor just very gently disagree with you. i know you probably think this is maybe a good deal whatever they are talking about and they are talking. i spoke to somebody who was in the meeting today and the president is exactly where he was on day one and that is businesses, small business, over $250,000 they pay more. that would fund government for 8 and a half days. that is all that is going to be. to me when a president borrows 46 cents of every dollar and we are $16 trillion in debt tell me where we are wronging. i don't think we are dealing with the real problem. i don't think this solves anything. i think this has been a false argument from the beginning. we have to deal with spending and they are spending way too much money in washington. >> i think the reality sean if you look at latest agreements or deal
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
is right on one thing, the american people are very, very tired of this. they think congress is to blame and that they need public opinion back on their side. the short-term solutions are going to make a huge difference in people's lives, particularly people who are unemployed. these long-term decisions are not -- >> alexis, my friend, i couldn't disagree with you more. >> heather: speaker boehner -- back to what you said in the beginning, speaker boehner will did have a bill and tid have a plan. ford f there is a reid-mcconnell deal in the senate, it would probable low include an extension of current income tax rates for most americans, measure to block a scheduled expansion of the alternative minimum tax and extension much unemployment benefits, and possibly a measure to prehave not a scheduled cut in medicare payments to doctors. so how will the house respond to any deal in the senate? >> it depends really what mcconnell and reid really broker. if it's something that's a good deal that we can move to the new year and start looking at structural entitlement reform, then we'll take it.
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 3:32pm EST
is right. but we are better than congress and the chief executive. [laughter] but i think we are low because the u.s. government is low. i think people need to understand, and they do not, that we are different. we are doing something different than the other branches are doing. the other branches do things in a partisan way. do not assume that we do those things, because we are not. >> who is your favorite founding father, and why? >> well, i think most judges -- maybe not. james madison is the person who authored the constitution. i think he did a pretty good job. i had the good fortune a couple of years ago to dedicate his home in montpelier, virginia. they reconstructed his life as best they could. there is a great deal of jealousy among the founders. mrs. madison library, he did not have as many books as jefferson, but he read them. [laughter] and i said jefferson was not there at the time of the constitution. he was off doing other work. he did the declaration of independence. he and john marshall were cousins. it is a strong word, but they hated each other. before a lot of rea
ABC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
it say? it says that we don't have just an ideological divide. we have a crisis of self-government right now. to be real clear about it. this is a time bomb that congress set. nobody wants to see frustration cuts. but that's the stick they put to their own head as a way of compelling a deal to get done. and a deal doesn't get done. we're not even aiming for the grand bargain that is necessary to reduce long-term deficits and debt. we're going to get a patch and be here again in two months. congress can't get out of its own way. we keep setting our own traps. >> john, we appreciate the clarity, even if it's depressing. thank you very much. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that, let's check in, as always, with mr. ron claiborne. >> hi, dan, bianna. we begin in australia, with a confrontation with a shark. it cost a surfer two fingers and a chunk of his leg. the 29-year-old was surrounded by a pod of dolphins when the shark attacked yesterday. >> my legs. >> and witnesses say the man used his surfboard to fight off the shark. but the shark bit off two of his fingers. >>> an
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
economy. >> fortunately congress can prevent it from happening if they act right now. i just had a good and constructive discussion with senate and house leadership about how to prevent this tax hike on the middle class. i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. >> the wild card is figuring out what it will take to get a final deal to pass in the house of representatives. they return tomorrow, probably around when we find out if the top two senators reached an agreement. >> gregg: mike emmanuel live in washington. thanks very much. be sure to watch fox news sunday tomorrow. chris wallace talks fiscal cliff with u.s. senators lindsey graham and diane feinstein. check your local listings for the times. >> arthel: with a possible agreement being worked on behind closed doors to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, one casualty could be the defense department. severe financial cuts could hit every branch of the armed services. peter doocy and minutes -- examines. >> he did not say the word sequester. it would automatically cut more than $100
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
telling congress, the american people are watching what we're doing here. he appeared in the briefing room a short time ago. let's go right to jon carl tonight. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are finally signs of life here in washington. after meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house, the president pronounced himself modestly optimistic that a bipartisan agreement can finally be struck that would prevent taxes from going up on virtually everybody in just four days. after meeting with the congressional leaders, the president said there would be one more effort to come to a bipartisan agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically, self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: there are signs of progress. mitch mcconnell and harry reid have agreed to spend the next 24 hours trying to come to a bipartisan agreement on a smaller fallback plan to keep at least some taxes from going up. after the meeting, house democrat leader nancy
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
against the wall right now. and as they try to find a plan that can pass congress. let's hope they do. cnn's chief white house correspondent is jessica yellin. she is following the negotiations, working very hard on this saturday. so jess, democrats and republicans are supposedly working on a plan, even as we speak. what do we know about it? >> reporter: well, we know, don, that it's the senate leaders that are hashing this out. and what they're looking to negotiate is a deal that would extend current low tax rates for middle income americans. we don't know the exact threshold levels. so would it be people who make $400,000 and less, would it be $250,000 and less. but something that would extend low rates and then increase them above. extend probably unemployment benefits and some kind of patch for the alternative minimum tax, probably. probably a fix for the doctor to receive medicare payments. and then some other components. this is just based on prior discussions and what we know each side wanted going in. we don't know about the estate tax and some other elements. and we also don't kno
KOFY
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
congress. like the rest of us. 7 news. >> and we wait. warning tonight from pg&e. utility is sending out tweet right now warning people that a man with hispanic accent is calling senior citizens and ease telling them the service will be cut off unless they provide credit card or gift card information pg&e tells us it's a scam. utility will never ask for that kind of personal information over the phone and they want anyone who has been targeted to contact police medley to rundown who this person is. >> some call long overdue system for alerting the california public about missing seniors is set to take effect january 1st. the silver alert program will allow authorities to issue an emergency alert if someone who is 65 years of age or older and suffers from can i mention a goes missing. program is similar to the amber alert program used for missing orchid napped children except electronic highway sign won't be used in the case. instead authorities would alert the news media and neighboring law enforcement agency. 30 other states already have some form of the silver alert program. >>
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
the new congress comes in. there's deadlines and then there's deadlines. >> although you wind up seeing the market reaction after new year's day. waiting until january 2 -- >> that's right. >> knowing that they are maybe getting closer to something, you know, what may not make it into this deal? i'm assuming that there's a lot that -- a lot of negotiations going on as far as compromise. >> right. the focus of this deal is to try and avoid those tax hikes for most americans. that's what's mainly on the table as well as extending unemployment benefits. but you're right, so many things probably will not make this deal. that includes those budget cuts for most government agencies, the sequester. that may happen at least in the short term. it doesn't seem to be on the table now. also, the medicare doc fix. we don't know for sure if that's going to be in this deal or not. a lot of other pieces still on the table and in limbo for now. >> okay. lisa desjardins, we'll be watching with you, thanks. >>> as you may have guessed, uncertainty over the fiscal cliff is having a ripple effect from washi
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